Happy Birthday, Sam

Celebrations Duo, Balloon Adventures, Celebrate Today, Stampin Up, susanstamps.wordpress.com

Today is Sam’s birthday.  Sam is my middle son and the awesome father of Madelyn.  He is 33 years old.  Can you believe that?!!  I must have had him when I was 10 (ok, maybe 20).  Time sure flies.  He became a father before I could blink an eye!

I made this card using a new Embossing Folder in the Occasions catalog called Celebrations Duo.  It has two embossing folders.  The other one says Happy.  The thing that is different about these folders is, the deboss instead of emboss so the words are pressed into the cardstock.  To make this card I “debossed” the word celebrate first and then stamped the balloons over it.  See how the ink doesn’t go into the word?  It is so clever!

To make the background I took 3/4″ strips in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder and adhered them to a piece of cardstock.  I used Balloons from the Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Adventures.  The “You” is from Crazy About You.

Happy Birthday, Sam!  I love you and am so proud of you!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!Blog Signature-001 Product List

Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Today

This is a stamp set that was originally in the 2015 Occasions Catalog and got carried over into the Annual Catalog.  I am always happy to see sets that have matching Framelits (called Balloon Framelits Dies) get carried over because the less I have to cut things out by hand, the happier I am.  What is even better is if you buy the stamp set and the Framelits together you can save 15%!  Who doesn’t like to save money??

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Cherry On Top.  I used the 2 1/2″ and the 1 1/4″ Circle Punches as well and the Banner Triple Punch.

Blog Signature-001

Celebrate You Today

Celebrate Today, Balloon Framelits

Spring is the time of year when most of my family (except me) have birthdays.  March, April, May and June are packed!  The Celebrate Today stamp set that is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog is perfect to use to make birthday cards.  I mean, who doesn’t like balloons?!  The stamp set has matching Framelits called Balloon Framelits Dies and you can save 15% when you buy both in a bundle.

Celebrate Today comes in Photopolymer so it was easy to line up the “happy” stamp.  Photopolymer stamps are clear.  You just ink them up and stamp perfectly every time!

Do you think I can use this one card for every one?  Happy Birthday Katherine, Gwen, Laura, Emma, Rob, Sam, Steve, David, Zachary, Mom, Karen, Dorothy, Caitlin, Tara and Pancakes (sorry if I forgot anyone)!

Blog Signature-001

 

Celebrate Today Club Card

Celebrate Today

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting.  First of all, not to make anyone feel bad, but one of my club members dropped the card in a Bermuda Bay ink pad and it left that line so just try to ignore that that line is not there.  These things happen and it is no big deal.  I can give the card to my mother because no matter what I make for her, she loves all my cards!  Mothers are great, aren’t they?

At our last meeting I showed the members how to use sponges to apply color.  This time I wanted to show them how to use the sponge daubers.  We used the star mask from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks pack.  It is very easy to do.  You take a piece of medical taps, which works great because it does not stick to the cardstock when you remove it) to hold down a piece of cardstock and the mask.  You just pat the sponge dauber into an ink pad and pat it onto the mask.  It makes a very cute background.  We only used Bermuda Bay but you could use different colors if you want to.

Blog Signature-001

3D Celebrate Today

Celebrate Today

The Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando in January has a couple of General Sessions every day where they demonstrate different ideas and techniques to everyone.  This one is actually an old one that I had forgotten about but the Conference showed a card using it again.   I used it a few years ago with some Ornament Framelits.

You cut out six balloons using the Balloon Framelits, fold them in half and adhere them to each other using Fast Fuse (or another strong adhesive).  I used the Designer Series Paper called Birthday Bash which is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  It makes a fun 3D card.  I also used the stamp set called Celebrate Today.  This set matches the Balloon Framelits and you can save 15% by buying both.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $300 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get an extra $25 with your starter kit!

Blog Signature-001

Celebrate Today

Celebrate Today

I just love these balloons in the stamp set called Celebrate Today.  It has a matching set of Framelits called Balloon Framelits and you can save 15% by buying both in a bundle.  These are some of the great new products in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  The Framelits have the balloon (of course) but it has has the pennants, a bow and ribbons in it.

The Designer Series Paper is called Stacked With Love and is also in the Occasions Catalog.  This paper is black and white on one side and the other side uses the colors Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red.  It is great for Valentine’s Day too!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $300 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get an extra $25 with your starter kit!

Blog Signature-001

 

Celebrate Today Embossed Balloons

Celebrate Today, Balloon Framelits

Here is a fun birthday card I made using the stamp set called Celebrate Today.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Balloon Framelits.  You can save 15% by buying them in a Bundle!  Both of these items are in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  I embossed the balloons using Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral Embossing Powder.  First you stamp the polka dots with Versamark and then sprinkle the embossing powder over it.  Tap off the excess and heat with your Heat Tool.  Then I cut them out using the Balloon Framelits.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $300 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get an extra $25 with your starter kit.

Blog Signature-001